My name is Debbie Vaughan and I graduated from DIT in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Care. From my first day beginning in DIT, the lecturing staff have been extremely supportive in every aspect of college life. Additionally, they were always available to help if I was struggling with anything. The small class sizes were particularly helpful. It allowed students to get to know one another and also allowed us to actively participate in discussions and debates during lectures.
The skills I developed from completing the programme have allowed me to work in a variety of roles including family support, family assessment, working with those in the homeless sector, the Travelling Community and working with children in care to taking on the role of a team leader in children’s residential services.Overall, the knowledge gained through practice placement and lectures really prepared me for working in social care. From my perspective, the social care programme in DIT changes the way you think about and view different aspects of society for the better. The friendships that I made during my years in DIT have continued and are a huge support to me in my professional role. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of a career in the social care sector.